The low-pressure area (LPA) system being monitored by the state weather bureau has developed into tropical depression “Jenny” as of 2 p.m. Monday, which means it could be rainy during the whole week in Puerto Princesa City, host of this year’s Batang Pinoy 2019 national championships.
The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said they will begin issuing severe weather bulletins in the following hours.
PAGASA said as of 3 p.m., Jenny was estimated to be at 680 kilometers east of Virac, Catanduanes with a maximum sustained winds of 45 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and gustiness of up to 55 kph.
It is moving northwest at 25 km/h with the southwest monsoon (habagat) affecting the western sections of Southern Luzon and Visayas.
Earlier, local PAGASA chief Sonny Pajarilla said it will be mostly sunny weather in the morning with a chance of rain in the afternoon throughout the week.
However, if the LPA turns into a tropical depression, there might also be rains even in the morning.
“Maaraw tayo ngayon, partly cloudy in the morning at may up to 60 percent chance of rains due to thunderstorms mula ala una hanggang alas kwatro, today. Sa hapon medyo may pag-ulan,” Pajarilla said Monday.
This weather scenario could be experienced by the participants of Batang Pinoy competing for national finals in the city from August 25 to 31.
Tropical depression Jenny is the tenth storm in the country for 2019.
“Once na na-develop na ‘yong bagyo natin at mag-enhance sa atin, posible maging maulan na kahit sa umaga,” he said.